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Advantages of the Olympus SZ-30MR

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SZ-30MR's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$280.00 vs $359.99
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9.5 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.4" vs 1.6"
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More than 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1700s
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More than 10% faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
214 g vs 246 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SZ-30MR$280.00
              S9100$359.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              SZ-30MR4s
              S91001s
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              SZ-30MR1/1700s
              S91001/2000s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SZ-30MR1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
              S91001/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SZ-30MR7 fps
              S91009.5 fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              SZ-30MR
              1. Digital
              2. Sensor shift
              S9100
              1. Sensor shift
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SZ-30MR460k dots
              S9100921k dots

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